Secondary Survivors Deserve Support
Updated: Mar 3, 2022
In addition to supporting survivors, SARA supports secondary survivors as well. If you are supporting a loved one who is healing from a traumatic event, SARA can help you too.
A secondary survivor is anyone emotionally affected by the assault. Whether you are a partner, parent, friend, sibling, work colleague and even a first responder. We are here to listen and help you through this process.
Many emotions can arise when a loved one discloses a traumatic event. You may experience shock and disbelief that this happened. You may feel helpless or inadequate. You may feel anger and frustration toward many people and things. You may feel fear or guilt. You may even feel impatient in wanting your loved one to quickly heal from the trauma. You may even have your own history of trauma that can reappear. You likely will feel all these things at one point or another as you proceed though this journey. It is normal to feel this way. Luckily you don’t have to bear this trauma alone. SARA is here to help you navigate this tough time.
What can SARA do for our secondary survivors?
We have a 24-hour confidential hotline and text line where we can walk you through your initial respons